Piccolo Trattoria - Pennington

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$30 and under
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Italian
Piccolo Trattoria is Mercer County’s finest BYOB and casual dining restaurant in the area. From the moment you arrive in our Tuscan setting restaurant, the feeling of family and home is evident. From our homemade pasta, to our milk-fed veal, and prime cuts of beef, pork, lamb and poultry. Arriving daily are deliveries of only fresh seafood from all ports of the world. Cooked to perfection and sautéed with our Chef’s inspired sauces that culminate in the flavors leaping from your plate. Piccolo Trattoria offers fine dining and bistro menu featuring gourmet panini sandwiches, exotic salads, fresh pasta e fagioli and soups, & of course our large selection of gourmet hand-tossed pizza. Savor our famous signature Brooklyn Pie – made from fresh plum tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, virgin olive oil, and fresh basil then cooked to perfection,as well as our homemade dolce & our fresh brewed cappuccino. Our savory dishes from seafood to pizza makes so us -“Sempre Delizio". Grazie! Fami
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vipTomT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Piccolos always has great food and is extremely clean. Tom T.

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vipgail
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitstaff took very good care of us. We went to Piccolo Trattoria because of the lack of business due to the virus. All good.

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vip0714
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Don't think our waitress wanted to wait on us, took 18 minutes before she came over after we asked history if we had a waitress or waiter.
Never told us specials. I don't think she liked waiting on my kind.
She walked passed several time never a I will be with you in a minute
Food has always outstanding, never had a problem before.

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AmyO
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I always get the Salmone Alla Piccolo and it never disappoints. The food is consistently delicious and the staff are friendly and attentive. My family enjoyed their vodka rigatoni and veal Parm. We don’t eat out a lot but when we do this is one of our favorite places.

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vipgail
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robin took great care of us. We we at an event the next day and recommended people to go here for dinner.

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EllenT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Piccolo! The food and service were outstanding and we had a wonderful evening. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

the food was beyond amazing. servers were super friendly. would definitely return!

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KimM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Completely overbooked for the time slot we were in! The staff looked confused they were unclear of table numbers the kitchen was backed up to say the least and these are things one would expect on a busy Valentines night at a restaurant! The manager had a outburst in front of guests eating which is never a good thing to do in front of guests! The whole night felt off and uncomfortable. Being in this industry I understand what was going on that night but it's no excuse. Never let them see you sweat! Food was delicious I will say that I definitely would try this place again for the fact the manager apologized to the people he yelled in front of and he came around and was actually pretty nice joking ect. And the food was very good. Just a bad night I guess.

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vipJohn
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service were good. Definitely a family atmosphere.

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vipgail
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the menu, the quality of the food and the service

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vipFresh76food
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian Food

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vipPeterC
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Solid no thrills Italian food

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LindaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

My dinner was good however the steak that my fiance ordered was very fatty. The manager did address the situation.

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BrianM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience as always. Very satisfied and will return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service was terrible. Very surprised.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food at a great value. Service was excellent.

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LoriI
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This might sound crazy, but the service was too fast. I was only halfway through my salad, after the antipasto, when my main dish came out.

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David
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Specials over priced.
Lame salads.

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vipPatrickM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go for dinner quite often. Always a great meal and service is the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Calamari was not fresh and gummy. Clams, veal franchaise were good. The penne aurora was good but the asparagus was not fresh. Lasagne was good as well. Service was excellent.

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vipMARK
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We have dined here many times and never had a poor experience. That changed last night. After the 4 of us were seated, one of the staff opened our wine almost immediately. So far, so good. Unfortunately, that was the end of the attentive service. It was another 15 minutes before a waitstaff came to our table. She didn’t apologize for the wait and asked if she could take our order. We advised her we would like to hear the specials before ordering. We ordered appetizers and said we’d think about entrees. After the appetizers came out, we finished them before she appeared again to take the entrees orders. Two of us got soup with the entree and two got salad. After a long wait, the two soups came out at the same time they were bringing all 4 entrees. Still no salads. We refused the entrees until the salads also came out and we had time to finish the soups/salad. Oh yeah, because of the long wait, we also asked for more bread...twice. Never got more bread. She promised the entrees would be redone and not held and served later. No way that happened. My entree was veal Marsala which came out lukewarm and the veal was dry. We ordered dessert, tiramisu and a chocolate lava cake. The waitress came out with a tartufo and apologized there was no more tiramisu. Based on the experience, all four of us felt like that was a nice gesture and expected the tartufo to be complimentary. You guessed it, we were charged for it though we didn’t order it. Sadly, it will be quite awhile before we return and I’ll periodically check reviews to see if the service has improved. Oh, did I mention we asked for Parmesan cheese after receiving the entrees? She brought it out then stood at our table until the last person used it then immediately took it off the table. Seriously, must have been the only one for the entire restaurant. Very disappointed.

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vipMarcy
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food at Piccolo Trattoria is consistently good and a good value.

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Deanna
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - great place to take your TCNJ college student when they are craving some delicious Italian food!

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vipTomT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Piccolos always does great. From food to service A+

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vipcarolh
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food, great value!

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vipdianed
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

This might be a good pizzeria but it was not a good Italian restaurant. The food was cafeteria/diner quality. The bread lacked a crust and was flavorless. We could not figure out the pureed ingredients in the dipping oil accompaniment as they were also flavorless. The salad was served with unripe tomatoes which, considering we are in the height of NJ's tomato season, was sad. The two soups we samples were too thin. The entrees were non-descript. The room was too brightly lit. The only good aspects were the nice waitress and the man who attentively filled our water glasses. We did not have dessert and will not return.

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vipgail
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out go Italian restaurant

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vipMaryB1994
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Dinner with my love. Romantic. We love to dine al fresco...and I love the water fountain & Dean Martin music!!!

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RickK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, wonderful to eat outside. Bronzino special was really nice.

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vipgail
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our Go To Italian restaurant

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vipPatrickM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always good food and excellent. Wait staff very attentive and friendly

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DevinH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food was awful and it was hot and stuffy in restaurant.

Caprice salad waste of money. Prosciutto not edible. Lettuce wasn’t impressive - looked like a side salad.

Chicken dish was mushy. Chicken shouldn’t be mushy.

Pizza which is why we went there wasn’t even up to their normal standards.

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cos97
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining room was big and bright, the wait staff was attentive, and the food was delicious! Best vodka rigatoni EVER!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating was lovely

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AllanR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both food and service was super.Good choice for family events

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our experience was much different than normal. Service is usually excellent but not this time. We sat outside and the place was not busy at all but the service was very slow. Even the staff did not seem as interested in taking care of all the patrons. Hope this was just a bad night for them.

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LoraF
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were celebrating graduation from TCNJ with a group of 10. They were flexible with the seating. All of the dishes were piping hot, made as requested, and delicious!

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RobertM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

One of the meals had to be remade due to mistake - made the wrong item..

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely disappointed. My family and I made reservations for mother’s day only to arrive and find out they had a special Mother’s Day menu which was overpriced and not kid friendly. It wasn’t until we ordered our drinks that we realized this. So we paid $12 for drinks that were not even touched and left to find a more affordable dinner for my family of six. Talk about a disappointing Mother’s Day.

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vipdebrai
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Food was not great. No liquor license so if u can bring your own. Didn’t know that until I was seated. I complained about the lasagna which was horrible and nothing was done. Should have known not to order when server said he never had it. It was a pile of grey chop meat topped with a thin noodle and some sauce. Cold and tasteless.

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Piccolo Trattoria - Pennington offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 737-9050.

Piccolo Trattoria - Pennington is rated 4.4 stars by 230 OpenTable diners.

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